MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Limited
MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The
practice works locally and internationally on cultural, academic and residential projects,
providing full architectural and interior design services. There are two Partners: Brian
MacKay-Lyons and Talbot Sweetapple and one Senior Associate: Melanie Hayne.
In over 30 years of work, the practice has built an international reputation for design
excellence confirmed by over 100 awards, including six Governor General's Medals and
two American Institute of Architects Honor Awards. In addition, the firm's work has been
featured internationally in over 300 publications and 100 exhibitions.
Both Partners are active in architectural education, Brian as a full professor and faculty
member at Dalhousie University for 30 years, and Talbot, as an Adjunct Professor, has
been teaching since 1997. Together, they have held 18 endowed academic chairs and
visiting professorships at leading universities worldwide, such as: The Peter Behrens
School of Architecture, Washington University in St. Louis, and Harvard University.
They have also given over 200 public lectures on their work worldwide.